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'''Philip Kindred Dick''' (December 16, 1928March 2, 1982) was an American writer, who published works mainly belonging to the genre of science fiction. Dick explored philosophical, sociological and political themes in novels with plots dominated by monopoly|monopolistic corporations, Authoritarianism|authoritarian governments, alternate universes, and Altered state of consciousness|altered states of consciousness. His work reflected his personal interest in metaphysics and theology, and often drew upon his life experiences in addressing the nature of reality, Personal identity|identity, drug abuse, schizophrenia, and Transcendence (philosophy)|transcendental experiences. Born in Illinois before moving to California, Dick began publishing science fiction stories in the 1950s, initially finding little commercial success. His 1962 alternate history novel...
Birth namePhilip Kindred Dick
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Birth date{{Birth date|1928|12|16|mf=y}}
Birth placeChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Death date{{Death date and age|1982|3|2|1928|12|16|mf=y}}
Death placeSanta Ana, California|Santa Ana, California, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, essayist
NationalityAmerican
Period1952–1982
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